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“YOU DON’T HAVE TO END UP ALONE OR IN A NURSING HOME”: HOMESHARE ON ABC RADIO

In the wake of the announcement of a Royal Commission into Australia’s aged care sector, ABC Radio National has been undertaking an ongoing investigation into the current state of the industry. As part of this investigation, the station’s breakfast program recently looked in […]

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HOME SHARE MELBOURNE: A NEW WAY TO FIGHT HOMELESSNESS

Home Share Melbourne is a new project that takes the homeshare model and extends it beyond aged care into the fight against homelessness. The pilot program starts this month in the City of Port Phillip, and we were delighted to […]

HOMESHARE AUSTRALIA NEWS — AUGUST 2018

Here’s the August edition of our newsletter! This month: putting the “NZ” back into HANZA with Age Concern in Hawkes Bay; homeshare in the news on SBS Online; exciting news about the upcoming Home Share Melbourne program; a new Homeshare […]

THE 6TH HOMESHARE WORLD CONGRESS IS COMING!

The Homeshare World Congress is returning for another year! This year’s event will be held in Belgium. It’s scheduled to take place from 21 to 22 March 2019 at the Auditorium Chancellerie BNP Paribas Fortis in Brussels, hosted by Belgian […]

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HANZA HOSTS A STUDY VISIT TO MELBOURNE HOMESHARE

The budding Sydney and Melbourne Homeshare programs met up for a productive lunch earlier this month. Many thanks to Kathryn Brookes (above) from Holdsworth Community, Sydney for a very stimulating visit. Holdsworth Community is working hard to establish a “social enterprise” […]

HOMESHARE AUSTRALIA NEWS — APRIL 2018

In the April 2018 edition of the Homeshare Australia newsletter: our President, Annette Madden, receives a well-deserved OAM; an update on the Homeshare Round Table in Canberra last October; a fascinating piece by author, scholar and Australian Children’s Television Foundation […]

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“IS HOMESHARE THE ANSWER?” by DR PATRICIA EDGAR

As people live longer and desire independence over aged-care facilities, they prefer to remain in the homes they own. Some 60% of free-standing houses with back yards are occupied by people over 50, and in greater Melbourne alone there are […]

BUILDING ON EDYTHE MCCALLUM’S HOUSING LEGACY IN SOUTH AND PORT MELBOURNE

On February 24th 2018, Heather McKee and Beris Campbell were proud to see a new small park on the Emerald Hill in South Melbourne named in honour of their hero and mentor Edythe McCallum, and to unveil a plaque that […]

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CONGRATULATIONS ANNETTE MADDEN – OAM!

HANZA is delighted and proud to announce that our esteemed President, Annette Madden, has been recognised in the Australia Day Honours 2018. She was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia for her outstanding service in aged care over […]

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Read the HANZA Inc. Annual report for 2016-7

Excerpt from the President’s Report: This past year has been extraordinary in the life of HANZA Inc. and Homeshare in Australia. 2017 marks the twentieth year since Carmel Hurst convened a meeting to discuss the start- up of a Homeshare […]